Okay so – we don’t like the Bruins.
The long-awaited return of Henrik Lundqvist to the Rangers starting lineup was Saturday in what my cousins used to call Boss-town. There was some bad luck – some rust – some bad goal-judging in Toronto – and, well, at 5:53 of the 2nd period it was 4-0 Boston.
But we like to look on the bright side here at Blueshirt-Brothers so we’ll say this – for the rest of the game the King shut the Bruins out. Of course – they only took 3 shots at Hank the third period.
An odd note – Tukka Rask took himself out of the game ten seconds into the second period with what the Bruins eventually called “dehydration”. Maybe that’s the flu.
We did get – finally – Nash’s 40th goal of the season after Hank stopped a breakaway and Nash got a nice feed for the tap in as he streaked past Charra.
And at 19:47 of the third – Matt Hunwick made it 4-2 for our final score.
What Did We Learn? That even the King can get a little rust in his crown.
Assist “Sisters”: Assists for J.T. Miller, Kreider, Stepan, and Yandle.
Did Special Teams Determine The Outcome Of This Game? No. We had no powerplays and Boston was 0-1 on theirs.
Where Do We Stand? It was fun while it lasted. The President can keep his lousy trophy. We now trail Montreal, Nashville, and Anaheim. On the bright side – in the Metro – the Islanders are now in third.
Oh My - What Will Happen Next? Back down I-95 for a game at home verses the hated Washington Capitals – the guys that broke Klein’s arm. If you’re Vigneault do you use Talbot or Hank? I’m guessing Talbot.
Non-Sequitur of the day: I was rooting Notre Dame – and they almost pulled it off.